SOC402 Assignment 2 Solution and Discussion
Due Date: 22-01-2020
SEMESTER Fall 2019 Sociological Perspectives (SOC402)
Assignment No. 02
Assignment marks: 20
To make students familiar with the types of social exchange involves in everyday interaction and associated rewards and costs of particular exchange proposition.
The perspective of exchange and rational choice theory is looking at all social relations in terms of costs and rewards, both material and non-material. Its analysis begins at the micro level. Micro-level exchanges may be seen as the foundation for macro level structures. Keeping in mind this assumption exemplifies the type of exchange against each Proposition given by George Homans and identifies the costs and rewards involved in specific exchange with justification:
Proposition Example Costs Rewards The success Proposition The Stimulus Proposition The Deprivation-Satiation Proposition The Aggression-Approval Propositions The Rationality Proposition
Marking scheme: Example 15, cost 15, reward 1*5=15
In your opinion to what extent do people evaluate their various relationships in terms of the rewards they provide to one another and perceived benefits? How these systems regulate the social relationships in everyday life? Explain with example. 05
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